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Designers are like cheese

In Uncategorized on August 20, 2012 at 09:27



‘To talk about designers in general is like talking about cheese. There are as many different varieties, they have as many special local characteristics. They can vary from the delicious (if smelly), to the hard tough variety only palatable in small quantities and then preferably grated and sprinkled onto more substantial food’.

– Misha Black,’The Design Team’, Samuel Courthauld Lecture, 5 Feb 1959, 

Can anyone make any guesses who he meant by the smelly, delicious cheese and the tough variety?